How does the paperweight symbolize Winston and Julia’s life together?

From the book 1984 by George Orwell

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The paperweight is a microcosm of their life in the old room. Their stolen moments in the room are a relic of a time gone by, just like the coral paperweight. Their lives are fragile and when their little world is shattered by the thought police, so is the paperweight.